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Scientists are putting antibiotics into the ocean—on purpose. And it’s our only hope.
A mysterious new coral epidemic is ravaging reefs across the Florida Keys.
June 12, 2019
Earth’s cold storage is melting. Here’s what’s oozing out.
Viruses, bacteria, methane, and more.
December 11, 2018
The Mendocino Complex is California's largest fire on record—for now
Warmer nights are fueling the future of wildfires.
August 7, 2018
The fate of future endangered species could hinge on a semantic argument
What is the “foreseeable future” anyway?
July 30, 2018
Volcano vocabulary to help you understand the most recent eruptions
Spatters, clinkers, and lahars, oh my.
June 4, 2018
The EPA is jeopardizing scientific research and privacy in the name of ‘transparency’
It sounds like something you'd want, but it makes public health research almost impossible.
April 27, 2018
There’s still time for us to save the Great Barrier Reef
Just how much trouble is coral in? The answer is complicated.
April 19, 2018
Now paleontologists know what colors graced these 200-million-year-old butterfly wings
They found some nanoscale clues on the hues.
April 11, 2018
These ancient, swimming reptiles may have been the biggest animals of all time
England's ichthyosaurs have changed the course of paleontology again.
April 10, 2018